Vehicle Shipping Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Vehicle Shipping Services Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Personal Services | Nov 2015

On the road: Improving economic conditions will boost demand, but interest rates will taper growth

IBISWorld’s Vehicle Shipping Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
BNSF BNSF market share
CSX CSX market share
Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern market share
Union Pacific Union Pacific market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Vehicle Shipping Services industry's strong performance largely reflects a rebound from a very low recessionary base in 2009. Over the five years to 2014, as pent-up demand was satisfied and interest rates began to increase, car sales slowed and vehicle freight volume growth declined. However, demand for industry services has begun to normalize, and industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2019, boosted by increasing sales of new cars.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the Vehicle Shipping Service industry vary by the mode of transportation used by an industry operator. As an industry, barriers to entry are categorized as low because an operator can opt to take the easiest path into the industry.


Class 1 operators require extensive sources of capital to establish new railroad networks and purchase new locomotives and train cars. Further, rail freights are privately owned and funded by investors, which necessitates industry-specific expertise in raising capital. For the smaller and more local shortline railroads, the cost of capital is less as operators typically purchase abandoned lines and maintain much smaller railroad networks... purchase to read more


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What is the Vehicle Shipping Services Industry?

Operators in this industry transport finished vehicles, such as cars, trucks, vans, buses, tractors and motorcycles, regionally and nationally. This industry includes operators that transport vehicles individually or part of a fleet but excludes operators that perform automobile towing services.

Industry Products
Local trucking transportation servicesLong-distance trucking transportation servicesRail transportation servicesShip transportation services
Industry Activities
Providing enclosed transport servicesProviding schedule pickup and delivery servicesProviding open-air vehicle transport servicesProviding door-to-door delivery servicesProviding terminal-to-terminal delivery services

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